On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I can not believe my baby is seven. It still feels like yesterday when I was in the delivery room hearing the doctor announce it was a girl as I prepared to cut the cord. Such a privilege to have been there for her birth.

She wanted chocolate iced brownies with funfetti.
I ate some, gluten be darned.

Her Noni bought the fabric and I made the dresses!
That was fun - a gift from both of us.

A sneaky surprise gift.  She had seen this dragon pool towel at JoAnn's Fabrics and wanted it.
I went back the next week while she was at school and bought it!

 Gracie watched intently as WG unwrapped all her gifts so she earned a hug from the birthday girl.


Ashley said...

What a lovely little girl she is! Is that a very special doll, too?

Integrity Singer said...

@ ashley - that's her "fancy nancy" doll, a gift she got two years ago. At first she didn't care a thing for her doll but now she just loves her.

Acceptance with Joy said...

Beautiful child!!!

Somehow, I haven't seen many pics of her on here, but she is a keeper :-)

GB's Mom said...

She is beautiful!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to WG!! She looks sooooo very happy. She is just adorable. Cute matching dresses...great idea.

Debora said...

Happy birthday, WG! Wow, 7 years old! Such cute pictures, too. I love how she's smiling like her doll as they wear their matching dresses.

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

I love to see you and WG smiling!